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The materials in the sub-series document the Montreal YMCA's relations with Protestant churches and with the Roman Catholic Church.

The sub-series consists of correspondence, reports, news items, and other materials.


Records in the sub-series document the Montreal YMCA's relationship with various levels of government. The sub-series has records of the YMCA official in charge of external relations, in particular relations with the government of Quebec, in the 1970s-1980s. It includes reports, correspondence, and other records.

YWCA, other organizations

The materials in the sub-series document the Montreal YMCA's relationships with organizations such as the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the Montreal Council of Social Agencies. The first joint YM-YWCA was opened in Windsor, Ontario in 1926. The sub-series also documents relations with the Student Christian Movement (which grew out of the YMCA's university branches in the 1920s), the Montreal Young Men's Hebrew Association, and other organizations.

Canadian local YMCAs

The materials in the sub-sub-series include annual reports and other documents published or created by Canadian YMCAs or YM-YWCAs other than the Montreal YMCA, materials gathered in preparation for histories of the YMCA in Canada, and correspondence.

YMCAs of the United States

The sub-series consists of materials generated by local YMCAs in the United States as well as the American National Council of YMCAs and its precursors. The sub-series documents American YMCA activity at the national, international, and local levels.

YMCAs of the United Kingdom

The sub-series consists of materials generated by YMCA bodies in the United Kingdom that were kept by Montreal YMCA staff members or held in the library of the Montreal YMCA.

Regional YMCA councils, committees

The sub-series documents the activities of various regional and territorial councils and committees, including territorial committees and other groups within the National Council and other groups of local YMCAs.

National Council of YMCAs of Canada

The sub-series documents the Montreal YMCA's relationships with the National Council and the Montreal YMCA's participation in national conventions and conferences.

Records in the sub-series include correspondence, conference proceedings, annual and other reports, architectural drawings, photographs, maps, and other materials.The materials are arranged in the following sub-sub-series:

P0145/14D01 - Constitutive documents.
P0145/14D02 - Histories.
P0145/14D03 - Annual Reports.
P0145/14D04 - Correspondence, reports.
P0145/14D05 - Meetings of Council, Board, Executive Committee, staff.
P0145/14D06 - Committee meetings, reports.
P0145/14D07 - Annual, Special General Meetings.
P0145/14D08 - National conferences, conventions.
P0145/14D09 - Policy, planning, surveys.
P0145/14D10 - Program support.
P0145/14D11 - Military Work.
P0145/14D11e - Post-World War II.
P0145/14D12 - Geneva Park: Couchiching national centre.
P0145/14D13 - Camp Canada.
P0145/14D14 - Human resources administration.
P0145/14D15 - Financial administration.
P0145/14D16 - Communications, public relations.
P0145/14D17 - Directories, rosters.

International Committee, other North American YMCA organizations

The sub-series documents collaboration between the Montreal YMCA and joint Canada-U.S. YMCA bodies, apart from Foreign Work/World Service.

It includes yearbooks for North American YMCAs (1889-1973, with some years missing) that were published by or by authority of the International Committee, statistical reports prepared for the year books, as well as other textual

World Service, Foreign Work

The sub-series documents the Montreal YMCA's involvement in World Service, Foreign Programs, and International Development activities in collaboration with the Canada-U.S. International Committee and the Canadian National Council. It also holds records related to the Canadian National Council's International Development/Development Education work.

The sub-series includes correspondence, reports, fund-raising documents, meeting documents, and other materials.

The World Alliance of YMCAs, World Councils, World Conferences, international visits

The records in the sub-series document Montreal YMCA involvement at the world level, including international visits to the Montreal YMCA and by Montreal YMCA officials. The records include books, correspondence, conference proceedings and memorabilia, reports, and other materials. The materials are arranged in the following sub-series:

P0145/14A01 - World Alliance, World Councils, World Conferences.
P0145/14A02 - International visits.

Camping associations

The sub-series documents the founding and operations of the camping associations. It includes correspondence, reports, articles, minutes, and other materials. It is organized in the following sub-sub-series:

P0145/12N01 - American Camping Association.
P0145/12N02 - Canadian Camping Association.
P0145/12N03 - Quebec Section, Canadian Camping Association.
P0145/12N04 - Quebec Camping Association/Association des camps du Québec.

Day camp

Records in the sub-series document the organization, administration, promotion, and programs of Montreal YMCA day camps.

Lac St-Joseph/Camp Jubilee

The sub-series documents the first Montreal YMCA camp. It includes scrapbooks, publicity materials, reports, correspondence, and other materials.

Camp Thunderbird

The sub-series contains a file of correspondence and other materials documenting Camp Thunderbird.

Camp Otoreke

Records in the sub-series document the administration, facilities, staff, campers, and program of Camp Otoreke. It includes correspondence, programs, financial records, publicity, and other materials. The sub-series is arranged in the following sub-sub-series:

P0145/12C01 - General administration.
P0145/12C02 - Financial administration.
P0145/12C03 - Land, facilities, equipment, supplies.
P0145/12C04 - Communications.
P0145/12C05 - Staff, counsellors.
P0145/12C06 - Campers.
P0145/12C07 - Program.

Kamp Kanawana

The sub-series documents the administration, property, buildings, equipment, publicity, staff, campers, and program of Kamp Kanawana. The sub-series includes directors' reports, annual reports, correspondence, camper applications, blueprints, maps, photographs, publicity brochures and films, t-shirts, badges, ribbons, pennants, and other materials. The materials are arranged in the following sub-sub-series:

P0145/12B01 - General administration.
P0145/12B02 - Financial administration.
P0145/12B03 - Land, facilities, equipment, supplies.
P0145/12B04 - Communications.
P0145/12B05 - Staff, counsellors.
P0145/12B06 - Campers.
P0145/12B07 - Program.


The sub-series documents the various bodies that have had responsibility for the Montreal YMCA's camping and outdoor programs. The sub-series documents the general organization and management of the YMCA's camping and outdoor programs. It documents research programs related to camp leadership and to other aspects of the theory of camping.

It includes committee minutes, correspondence, membership lists, rosters, reports, questionnaires, and other materials.

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